Guildford Jazz

Bringing the best in live jazz to Guildford

July 2021: News Update

It’s great to be back! You’ll find details of our Summer of Jazz programme below, with links to all our upcoming events. Thanks to everyone who came to Wood Street Jazz Festival in July and helped us raise a whopping £12,500 for Challengers also, there are some photos of the event here. If you’re new to the site, please join our mailing list to find out more, and we look forward to seeing you very soon!

“Keeping the spirit of jazz alive in these troubled times” **** (review by Trevor Bannister, published by TheJazzMann)

SUMMER OF JAZZ 2021

Welcome to our “Summer of Jazz” Programme, featuring many of the artists who were due to play at our inaugural Festival last year, as well as a host of other artists and events.

We’re proud to be part of our local community and our programme includes a number of charity fund raising events, each in a unique location and all, of course, featuring some fantastic live jazz! The local charities we are supporting are: Challengers, GUTS, The Cheryl King Trust and Guildford Philanthropy.

All our events are designed to comply with the range of potential social distancing requirements that we may face.

Click “Read more” to view the whole programme or scroll the events below for details and bookings.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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YVONNE ARNAUD - JAZZ IN THE GARDEN July 31st

Relax in the Riverside Garden at the Yvonne Theatre with vocalist ZOE FRANCIS and the multi-award winning guitarist JIM MULLEN and his trio.

Tickets £20 (£18 for members)

** last few tickets remaining **

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HOGS BACK JAZZ AUGUST 15th

** This event is SOLD OUT. Please email info@guildfordjazz.org.uk for returns **

An afternoon of great live jazz from local talented musicians
With a selection of award winning fine English Ales and Lagers and freshly-cooked Wood Fired Pizza from the terrace overlooking the hop fields!

In support of the Cheryl King Trust which aims to enable and inspire all young people to make music regardless of financial background

Beer, music and pizza from 4pm.

Tickets £10 (plus voluntary donation), now on sale

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MEMBERS WINETASTING & JAZZ AUGUST 29TH

An exclusive wine-tasting and live jazz event for our Members at Greyfriars Vineyard. With welcome drinks overlooking the vineyard followed by a mini tour, wine tasting in the brand-new tasting room, with live jazz accompanying each tasting and as you enjoy the bar afterwards.

Tickets £25, Guildford Jazz Members only

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LATIN JAZZ AT THE CASTLE SEPTEMBER 11TH

Latin Jazz live in the grounds of Guildford Castle!

Featuring:

PICANTE!

A Latin band that takes flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings with their unique compositions in mambo, salsa, samba and bossa nova styles.

Guaranteed to make you feel like dancing from the first bar!

Licensed bar with wines from Greyfriars Vineyard and beers from the Hogs Back Brewery plus international flavours from fantastic food stalls.

Tickets £17 (£15 members)

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Cricket Club Pavilion Sept 22nd

After the summer break , we’re back for our regular jazz nights at Guildford County Cricket Club Pavilion on Sept 22nd with sax legend Art Themen and his “Thane & The Villeins” show, with George Double on drums, Pete Whittaker on organ and Marianne guesting on bass.

Tickets £18 (£16 for Members) on sale soon

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MERRY HARRIERS MONTHLY JAZZ JAM

Next session: Sunday August 8th
All instrumentalists and vocalists welcome!

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PHOTOS OF WOOD ST JAZZ FESTIVAL

Thank you so much to everyone who came to this year’s Wood Street Festival and for helping us raise over £12,500 for Challengers!

Click here for photo gallery

LIVESTREAM RECORDINGS FROM THE BOILEROOM

Our current series of live online gigs finished with a bang on June 16th, with the fantastic quintet of Dave and Judith O’Higgins.
You can catch up with the recordings of all the gigs from our livestream recording library on Youtube.
We were proud to present these livestream events in collaboration with Berkhamsted Jazz, Chichester Jazz Club, Jazz in Reading, Scarborough Jazz, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club, Cheltenham Jazz, and Fleet Jazz.

View livestream recordings

“Guildford Jazz is a beacon of light in supporting and promoting live jazz locally: a thriving community arts organisation hosting performances from some of the top jazz musicians in the country while at the same time building strong community links with local musicians, schools and charities. It’s growing audiences are testament to their success and I am delighted to support them as patron.”

Bill Bruford, Patron of Guildford Jazz.

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